is part of the 501st Legion of Imperial Stormtroopers, a professional costuming group that takes great joy out of constructing movie accurate costumes from the Star Wars Universe. Our unit of the legion covers Upstate NY (the shaded area of the map below.)
Our purpose is to bring fun and joy to the multitudes of Star Wars fans throughout the world, while also introducing the world of Star Wars to a whole new generation, with the release of the new Star Wars movies.
For pictures and more information on our costumes, please go to the Gallery Page.
If you know of, or are part of a children's based charity, and would like us to attend, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.
The members of Garrison Excelsior are the regional representatives of the global Star Wars costuming group known as the 501st Legion of Imperial Stormtroopers. Through group discussions and organized appearances, we strive to memorialize the Star Wars films and create an exciting atmosphere to fans and the general public. Members of the garrison promote unity, encourage the creativity of the art of costume making, assist charities by promoting and participating in their events, wear the detailed costumes at public appearances, and to strive EVER UPWARD
by TI_9767 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:55 pm
Thanks to all the fans of Star Wars who visited with us at Darien Lake on Saturday. We loved visiting with you and appreciated your support of our fundraiser for CURE. If you had your picture taken with us and we said we would be putting your pictures on our website, you can find them here. If you have pictures you would like to share with us, please feel free to post them to our Facebook page. Like us on Facebook if you want us to come back to Darien next season!
by TI_9767 on Tue May 01, 2012 7:26 pm
Thanks to the dedicated volunteers of the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, R2 Builder's Club and Galactic Academy, the In Another Galaxy program at Rochester's National Museum of Play at The Strong was record making.
In 2011, we broke their weekend record and scored the #1 spot for highest attendance for a public weekend program. This year, we secured the #2 spot with nearly 9,000 patrons visiting us over the course of the two days.
Great Job All!
by TI_9767 on Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:45 pm
Well here it is, your 2012 Garrison Excelsior Command Staff.
CO: Matthew Dundon
XO: Darren Blum
GML: Tim Harris and Ryan Glitch
GWL/GWM: Bob Thayer
GEC: Nicky Blum
GPRO: Tom Kuntz
GBMO: Chris Grace and Kenyon Dates
Garrison Guard: Chris Soleki
Garrison Charity Liaison: Heidi Dundon
Please give them warm welcome. I know everybody on the staff is ready to go, and looking forward to making this a successful and fun year.
Garrison Executive Officer